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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 970 Galax EXOC 4GB Black Edition GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 1% 6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1% 6%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 6% 1%
Cyberpunk 2077 39% 46%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 39% 46%
Borderlands 3 7% 12%
The Outer Worlds 8% 3%
FIFA 20 46% 44%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 54% 51%
eFootball PES 2020 31% 28%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Galax EXOC 4GB Black Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition.

The GTX 970 has a 114 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GTX 970. This results in the GTX 970 providing 11.9 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 970 has a 114 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 970 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 970 providing 6.4 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 970 was released less than a year after the GTX 970, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GeForce GTX 970 Galax EXOC 4GB Black Edition and the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The memory bandwidth of the GeForce GTX 970 Galax EXOC 4GB Black Edition and the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition are the same, which means the GTX 970 and the GTX 970 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

Both the GeForce GTX 970 Galax EXOC 4GB Black Edition and the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition have 1664 Shader Processing Units. Having the same number of SPUs and using the same architecture means that the performance they offer can be compared by looking at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, the GTX 970 has 11.9 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate and 6.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate, but the has GB/sec greater memory bandwidth. Overall, the GTX 970 has slightly better performance.

The GeForce GTX 970 Galax EXOC 4GB Black Edition requires 145 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition requires 148 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 970 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 970. The GTX 970 requires 3 Watts more than the GTX 970 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 970 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 970.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Grand Theft Auto V

54.2 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

51.6 FPS

The Witcher III

68.8 FPS

The Witcher III

65.5 FPS

Crysis 3

81.3 FPS

Crysis 3

77.5 FPS

Just Cause 4

54.3 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

49.5 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

47.2 FPS

Borderlands 3

41.3 FPS

Borderlands 3

39.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

50.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

48 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

66.7 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

63.5 FPS

Battlefield 1

82 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

63.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

60.3 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

54 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

51.5 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

38.5 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

36.6 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

53.7 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

51.2 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

63.9 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

60.9 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

63.8 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

60.8 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

154.1 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

146.8 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

39.3 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

37.5 FPS

Metro: Exodus

44.8 FPS

Metro: Exodus

42.6 FPS

Far Cry 5

71.3 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

86.7 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

82.6 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

41.1 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

39.2 FPS

Battlefield V

85.7 FPS

Battlefield V

81.7 FPS

The Division 2

50.7 FPS

The Division 2

48.3 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

68.7 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

65.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

39.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

37.5 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

93.7 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

89.3 FPS

Gears 5

41.2 FPS

Control

34.4 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

54.8 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

52.2 FPS

F1 2019

74.2 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

51.2 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

48.8 FPS

The Witcher III

44.1 FPS

The Witcher III

42 FPS

Crysis 3

59.2 FPS

Crysis 3

56.4 FPS

Just Cause 4

38.8 FPS

Just Cause 4

37 FPS

Borderlands 3

39.1 FPS

Borderlands 3

37.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

28.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

26.8 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

77.9 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

74.2 FPS

Battlefield 1

65.7 FPS

Battlefield 1

62.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

39.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

37.7 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

28.1 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

26.8 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

49 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

46.7 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

52.6 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

50.1 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

72 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

68.6 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

39.1 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

37.3 FPS

Metro: Exodus

30.3 FPS

Metro: Exodus

28.9 FPS

Far Cry 5

67.4 FPS

Far Cry 5

64.2 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

50.7 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

48.3 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

31.4 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

29.9 FPS

Battlefield V

65.9 FPS

Battlefield V

62.8 FPS

The Division 2

53.7 FPS

The Division 2

51.2 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

46.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

34.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

33.1 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

65.6 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

62.5 FPS

Gears 5

35.6 FPS

Control

20.6 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

53.6 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

51.1 FPS

F1 2019

59.1 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

19.1 FPS

The Witcher III

30.2 FPS

The Witcher III

28.8 FPS

Crysis 3

25.5 FPS

Crysis 3

24.3 FPS

Just Cause 4

19.7 FPS

Just Cause 4

18.8 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

21.9 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

20.9 FPS

Borderlands 3

9.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

30.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

28.7 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

20 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

19.1 FPS

Battlefield 1

40.3 FPS

Battlefield 1

38.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

23.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

22 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

25 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

23.8 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

17.8 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

16.9 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

25.3 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

24.1 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

22 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

21 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

24.4 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

23.2 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

40.3 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

38.4 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

18.8 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

17.9 FPS

Metro: Exodus

16.3 FPS

Metro: Exodus

15.5 FPS

Far Cry 5

22.9 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

30 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

28.6 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

13.7 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

13.1 FPS

Battlefield V

39.6 FPS

Battlefield V

37.7 FPS

The Division 2

21 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

37.3 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

35.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

19.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

18.4 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

32.4 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

30.9 FPS

Gears 5

15.9 FPS

Control

10.3 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

28.7 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

27.3 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1164 MHzvs1050 MHz
Boost Clock1317 MHzvs1178 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM204-200-A1Maxwell GM204-200-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date31 Oct 2014vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs
9.9
2560x1440
7.6
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7.4
3840x2160
5.7
green tick vs
5.6

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1753 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth224.4GB/secvs224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 1792 KB green tick vs green tick 1792 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1664vs1664
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units104vs104
Texture Rate121.1 GTexel/svs109.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units56vs56
Pixel Rate65.2 GPixel/svs58.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x3200vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power145 Wattsvs148 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 30 Ampsvs500 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 970 Galax EXOC 4GB Black Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by Galax. It features a new Cooling Solution and overclocking out of the box. Read below to know more.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit now runs at 1164MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1317MHz, instead of 1178MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Galax's Dual Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 6% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.
Overview
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by EVGA. It features a new Cooling Solution but no overclocking out of the box. Read below to know more.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Clock Frequencies of both Central Unit and Operating Memory Clock Remain the Same.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by EVGA's Dual Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 1% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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